Boks and Bickhart are continuing to say about critics as they did last year: ADL and other critics are killing the animals through their criticism. I latched onto that litany myself a year ago and attacked Ed's critics.
But I cannot understand how criticism hurts the department's (Ed's) ability to place animals. As a matter of fact, LAAS showed NO IMPROVEMENT in percentages or number of animals killed or saved until a few of us began to attack Ed's lousy performance as opposed to attacking his faulted character.
April, May and June numbers are better this year, but as I stated in the previous post, this is best explained by LAAS doing less and turning animals away.
I challenge Ed and Jim to tell me, the retired other blogger, Brad Jensen, Mike Bell, Dan Guss and a few others, how our criticism is killing animals and how everything would work out much better if we just smiled, patted Ed on the back, and said good job.
Couldn't Bush say the same thing (Oh, I forgot, he is), that it is criticism of his policies that is aiding the terrorists and killing our troops?
Can Ed blame Guss for LAAS not getting vets because Guss complains about not getting vets? Is Boks going to get more vets because no one complains about having enough vets. Does this mean if you don't hear about a problem it will fix itself in LAAS?
Ed and Jim, and the other Jim, quit blaming others for your inability to make LAAS work.